Tour the Towpath Event- Cycle 36 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail

Celebrate the 200th year of the Erie Canal by bike and explore the longest intact portion of the historic Erie Canal at the 3 rd Annual Tour the Towpath event Sept. 23 and 24, 2017.

Tour the Towpath is a 36-mile supported, off-road recreational bike ride along the Towpath trail within the Old Erie Canal […]

Stirpe: Celebrating 200 years of history on the Erie Canal

Al Stirpe

On April 15, 1817, the New York State Legislature voted to construct the Erie Canal, and 200 years later, it continues to serve as a vital resource for our communities.

The 363-mile waterway represents an unparalleled accomplishment of early 19th-century engineering that helped shape the state’s transportation infrastructure. Upon its completion in […]

COLUMN: Events of Historical Note

Matthew Urtz

On Tuesday, Sept. 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the Madison County Historical Society will host a farmer’s market. The market will feature fresh local, seasonal produce, cheeses, dog treats, honey, maple products, soaps, wood fired breads, herbs wines, baked goods, salsas, jam, gelato, fresh squeezed lemonade, cinnamon nuts, kettle corn […]

Peterboro Emancipation Day gathering

Families, friends, presenters, and supporters of the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark gathered from across the state and country to participate in the eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day Aug. 5, 2017, in Peterboro. The sun shone on the outdoor gathering in front of the barn whence carriages drove to carry fugitives to Oswego to […]

Brindisi announces Bagg’s Square East Historic District makes National Register of Historic Places

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced Aug. 7 the Bagg’s Square East Historic District in Utica is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brindisi announced in June that the area had been placed on the State Register of Historic Places, which meant it was under consideration for listing on the National Register.

“The Bagg’s […]

“Rainbow Division” that represented the United States formed in New York in August 1917

Soldiers of the New York National Guard’s 69th Infantry arrive at Camp Mills outside Garden City as the Rainbow Division formed up in August 2017.

The 42nd Infantry Division, a part of the New York National Guard since 1947, was born 100 years ago Aug. 5, 1917, as a way to get 27,000 troops […]

PAC 99 schedule for week of Aug. 6, 2107

Tuesday, Aug. 8

9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Sherrill City Commission meeting of July 31 9:53 a.m., 2:53 p.m. and 7:53 p.m.: Oneida Rotary Club meeting of Aug. 2, 2011, with Joe DiGiorgio and the Watson Wagon

Wednesday, Aug. 9

9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Oneida Common Council meeting of Aug. […]

Land gifts for voting rights

The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. June 20 through Aug. 6.

In 1846, abolitionist Gerrit Smith recruited 13 men to find 3,000 free black men to receive 40 acres of land each in order to enfranchise them in New York state. Rev. […]

Architectural walking tour of the Mansion House and Kenwood neighborhood planned

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida NY 13421

Discover architectural clues about how neighborhoods, and the way we live, have changed over time. Participants will uncover the history of the Mansion House and the Kenwood neighborhood of Oneida, while seeing distinctive architectural styles […]

Cemetery Tour to be offered by Peterboro Historian

Eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day Aug. 5

Descendants of fugitives who found refuge in Peterboro in the 19th Century have finalized plans for the eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The public is encouraged to join all or parts of the day:

9 am Exhibits Open:

Dreaming of Timbuctoo: Last day […]

Old Home Days at the Library

On Saturday, July 29, Old Home Day, the New Woodstock Free Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with activities inside and out. Inside, there’ll be face painting and crafts for kids, an educational astronomy exhibit, plus an exhibit and sale of paintings by Agnes Elliott.

Outside there will be local craft […]

Eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day

Descendants of fugitives who found refuge in Peterboro in the 19th Century have finalized plans for the eighth annual Peterboro Emancipation Day on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. The public is encouraged to join all or parts of the day:

9 am Exhibits Open:

Dreaming of Timbuctoo: Last day of exhibit from John Brown Lives project […]